Rhombodera extensicollis - Giant Asian Shield Mantis
Rhombodera extensicollis (giant shield mantis) is a species ofpraying mantis of the GenusRhombodera. It is native toAsia.
Growth is around 4". A beautiful green mantis with a large appetite. They are docile and easily will walk around on you and likes to be held. These are excellent pets.
Common name: Giant shield mantis Distribution: Thailand India Max. size: Male ~10 cm, female ~11 cm Care Temperature: Day 22 - 26 °C, night room temperature Relative humidity: Day 50 - 60 %, night 60 - 70 % Recommended min. size of terrarium WxDxH: 30 x 30 x 40 cm Aggressivity against each other: Medium Level of difficulty: Beginner (good ventilation needed) Cycle Moults until fully grown: ~9 (adult in L10) Feeding L1: Small fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster L2/L3: Big fruit fly Drosophila hydei L4/L5: Greenbottle fly Lucilia sp. L6 - adult: Bluebottle fly Calliphora sp. Adult females especially love big insects like grasshoppers and cockroaches.